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March 6th 2020  |   Interviews, Unique Experiences  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Conjure up an image of a safari guide and you’re most likely to come up with versions of a rugged, khaki clad fellow with binos slung around his neck and a rifle across his shoulder. That’s pretty much spot on apart from the man bit! There is in fact a ... Read more

March 6th 2020  |   Interviews, Zambia  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Deb Tittle is without question one of Africa’s leading safari guides.  Over the last 22 years she’s led nearly 3,000 walking safaris through the African wilderness.  Having honed her skills working with renowned safari guides Robin Pope and Derek Shenton, she now runs her own operation at Mapazi Camp in ... Read more

February 7th 2020  |   Interviews  |  by   Jess Hills

Jess has recently returned from a South African riding safari with Wait a Little, who run superb rides in Big Five wildlife areas adjacent to the Kruger National Reserve.  She and co-owner Gerti Kusseler had a chat one evening over a sundowner. How do you choose the horses? We’ve got ... Read more

December 18th 2019  |   Interviews  |  by   Becky Thomson

How long have you been a guide? I have only ever been a guide at Borana Lodge. I have been guiding clients here for six years. When did you know you wanted to become a guide? I grew up in a very poor village in Lake Turkana and once I ... Read more

December 6th 2019  |   Interviews  |  by   Richard Smith

During part of a recent holiday in Namibia, Richard and his family spent a week exploring with Francois as their guide.  Rather than being based at one particular camp, Francois works for safari outfit Ultimate Safaris whose guides lead guests through various parts of this spectacular country.  He and Richard ... Read more

November 20th 2019  |   Interviews  |  by   Lucinda Rome

On her recent educational trip to Tanzania's western parks of Katavi and Mahale, Lucinda took the chance to chat to Hamza Mmole guide/manager at Chada Katavi Lodge. How long have you been guiding? I started with Nomad Safaris in 2006, working front of house and hosting, which gave them the ... Read more

November 15th 2019  |   Interviews  |  by   Francis Naumann

Francis has just returned from northern Tanzania where he had the chance to walk across parts of the region few others get to see. Along the way he took time to chat to Wayo Africa senior guide George Phestor about his life as a safari guide. Please tell me a ... Read more

May 10th 2019  |   Interviews, Shop  |  by   Richard Smith

Netflix’s Our Planet – narrated by David Attenborough – recently launched to worldwide audiences. We catch up with director Alastair Fothergill as his five-year mission becomes TV reality. The series was directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, who ran the BBC Natural History Unit and produced The Blue Planet, Planet ... Read more

April 12th 2019  |   Interviews, Namibia  |  by   Charlotte Opperman

Becky has just come back from an action packed couple of weeks in Namibia.  For the first five days of her trip she was accompanied by Wilderness Safaris’ guide Jeremia Mwapopi, and took the chance to chat to him about his life as a safari guide. When did you first ... Read more

February 25th 2019  |   Travel, Kenya, Conservation Safaris, Interviews  |  by   Richard Smith

Saba Douglas-Hamilton is an anthropologist, elephant conservationist and safari camp owner in Samburu, Kenya. Ahead of her UK tour in April, we asked our Facebook fans to suggest some questions for Saba. Here are the Q&A's. When is the best time to visit Samburu to see elephants – are there ... Read more